Bellway London launches search for 10 new apprentices


Regeneration specialist Bellway London Partnerships, which is based in Dartford, will take on two bricklaying apprentices, two electricians and one plumber. Bellway Thames Gateway, also based in Dartford, has created apprentice roles for an electrician and a plumber. Bellway South London is offering apprentice finance and technical roles based at its office in Redhill, while Bellway North London will take on an apprentice site manager reporting in to its office in Ruislip.

The site-based apprentices will work on Bellway’s developments across the Capital and the South East.
Ian Gorst, Regional Chairman for Bellway in London and the South East, said: “This will be our largest ever single intake of apprentices and it could not have come at a more important time.

“As we strive to help meet the need for more high-quality homes in the region, it is vital that we continue to attract more people to the industry, and that we offer them the support and training they need to succeed.

“Bellway is proud to have an increasingly diverse workforce. By creating roles where people can earn while they learn, we hope to open up the possibility of a career in construction to those who may not have previously considered working in the industry. This will include school and college leavers, but could also open doors to people looking to change career.”

Raik Beyoglu, from Enfield, joined Bellway London as a construction apprentice. In 2021 he was named as one of the company’s top five apprentices nationwide in recognition of his commitment to his work at QEII in Welwyn Garden City.

Raik said: “After finishing my A-Levels, I started working for Bellway indirectly, through labouring with an agency. This is how I met my future colleagues at Bellway, who took me under their wing and helped me get employed through the apprenticeship scheme.

“I sort of fell into the industry, but I soon realised it was meant to be
and I hope to be doing this for a long time.
“Every day on site is different, as there is always that little bit of extra progress. I leave work feeling accomplished at the end of each day, which is what I love the most about what I do.”

The apprenticeships being offered for 2022 include opportunities at Level 2 (GCSE equivalent), Level 3 (A-level equivalent) and Level 4 (equivalent to a foundation degree).

Ian added: “While Bellway has grown from a family firm to one of the top five housebuilders and a FTSE 250 company, those founding family values have stayed with us for 75 years.

“People are at the centre of our business. Without our committed and talented teams, we would not be able to maintain the level of customer satisfaction which has enabled us to retain our HBF five star rating for five consecutive years.

“Our new apprentices will be supported by colleagues in the region, and will connect with their counterparts around the country to share their experiences.

“Progression through the business can certainly follow. Many of our long-serving and senior members of staff joined Bellway, or the industry, through an apprenticeship, and they are passionate about the opportunities these roles can bring.”

Bellway will welcome 41 new graduate trainees in the spring, in addition to the apprentices.

Anyone who is looking to start an apprentice role can find out more, including how to apply, at